Save your knees. How to choose the right ski binding - Slope Runner (2023)

Many skiers (not you or me, of course!) spend a lot of timeaboutchoosing theCreatorski jacket, the best glasses, the best boots,mithe most impressive skis.

Few take the time to choose the right ski bindings, despite the fact that this is one of the most important pieces of ski equipment.

Good quality, well-fitting ski bindings are what can make the difference between a minor accident, where you just get up and move on, and the end of your ski holiday due to a medial collateral ligament tear or a Tibial fracture.

But how to choose the right ski binding? And why are ski bindings important in the first place? Let's findFor.

This article is only about alpine ski bindings.

What is an alpine ski binding?

Ski bindings are the essential link between boots and skis, transferring power and movement to the skis. Alpine ski bindings are designed to keep the boot in place while you ski and free your feet in the event of a fall or collision. In order for a ski binding to release at the right time, it must be adjusted according to your height, weight, ski boot sole length, age and skill level as a skier (skier type 1-3). Based on these parameters, your workshop technician will mark the correct DIN (or ISO) number on the bindings to suit your type of ski.

Alpine ski bindings differ from alpine touring, Telemark, and cross-country ski bindings in several ways. The most striking difference is that the last three stand out at the heel to facilitate the movement of the foot.

You should never try to mount your ski bindings yourself. A ski binding shop will have accurate measuring tools to do this for you.

You should never try to dial the DIN fit yourself. Let a certified ski technician do it for you.

How to find the right ski binding for your ski style

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Alpine ski bindings come in four different classes: racing, regular, system/integrated, and freestyle/fat bindings with wide flanges.

racing linksThey are usually light andresistantand comes with a narrow flange width to accommodate the narrow waist width of the skis. They will also have a higher DIN range so they won't accidentally come loose at high speeds.

regular callsthey are the standard bindings that can be mounted on top of most recreational skis. They can be used on most types of terrain.

Integrated or system ski bindingsthey are designed for a specific ski and are intended to increase flexibility under the boot. They tend to be a bit heavier than regular bindings and limit the options you have. Also, today's usual bindings have changed, so underboot flex is still good. I have the impression that skis with integrated bindings are disappearing.

Freestyle/fat ski bindingsThey come with wide flanges to accommodate the wide waist of freestyle and powder skis. They also tend to have a lower profile and are built to withstand hard landings.

What are ski bindings made of?

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Ski bindings are made from a combination of materials and usually hard plastic and metal parts are some of them.

Materials have a great effect on the strength and elasticity of the joints. Materials also influence the damping effect of bindings.

An aggressive skier skiing steep slopes will need a binding that can take a beating.

(Video) How to Choose Alpine Ski Bindings & DIN Settings

Nowadays you can get bindings made of materials such as carbon, titanium and stainless steel, which will guarantee you light and very resistant bindings.

What is the anti-friction device of a ski binding?

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The Anti-Friction Device (AFD) is a small pad that mounts to the toe portion of the ski boot lacing that allows the boot to easily slide off the ski boot.connectionswhen they release

AFDs are often made of metal (sometimeswith Teflon), and may also have a small spring to allow quick release when dropped.

Be sure to keep your AFD clean and free of rust at all times and replace it if it becomes damaged.

What is a riser plate on a ski binding?

The lift plate (or riser) on a ski binding raises the ski binding.

Some race skiers prefer a higher binding so they can put more pressure on the edges of their skis in hard, high-speed turns. That way the boot won't touch the snow either, when you lean too far to either side.

For this reason, riser plates are usually found on race skis.

Why are ski bindings important?

Ski bindings are important for two main reasons, the first is skiing and the second is safety.

Ski bindings must be able to transfer energy and movement from the boots to the skis in the most efficient way.

Ski bindings are designed to come off your feet if you fall (and only when you fall!).

You would like your ski to stay upright when you ski and come off when you fall or bump into someone. It's important that the skis come loose when you fall, otherwise you could end up with a sprained knee, fractured shin, or much worse.

Ski bindings are flexible and shock absorbing and allow a certain amount of vertical and lateral movement before launch. This is important, otherwise they would come loose every time you hit a small ledge on the slopes.

How do you release the ski bindings?

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Ski bindings consist of a toe cap and a heel cup.

If a force is applied to your tie down that exceeds the release limit/Retirementpoint (the DIN fit), the bindings will release the boot from the skis.

If excessive torque is applied to the tie down,Toeit will release your boots to the sides in any direction (and sometimes up).

If excessive force is applied to the clamp,the backof lacing will drop the boots up (and sometimes to the sides) and the arms of the bridles will sink into the snow.

What is the width of the ski tie down bridle?

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Ski bindings come with brakes: two small "arms" on each side of the skis. When you push the boot into the bindings, the arms move to a lateral position following the line of the skis. When released, the brakes will release from the lateral position and sink into the snow, preventing the ski from sliding down the ski slope or off a cliff.

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Brakes are critical when you crash and one or both skis come off in two ways: 1) they prevent you from losing your skis or having to go down several hundred meters down the mountain to retrieve them, and 2) they prevent your skis from sliding down the mountain. the slopes the slopes and injure another person.

How do I choose the width of the ski bindings?

The brakes should be adjusted to the width of your ski under the boot. This is also called a ski waist.

As a general rule of thumb, the width of the skis' flanges (the distance between the two arms) should be 5-10mm wider than the width of the skis' waist.

If the brake width is too wide for your skis, the brake arms will slip in the snow when you slide the skis into corners. If the brake width is too small, the arms simply won't be able to release in the snow, or they can rub against the edge of the skis and not work properly. So get some bindings that match the waist of your ski.

Most recreational carving skis have a waist width between 70 and 85mm. So if your skis have a waist width of 80mm, then the flange width should be between 85-90mm. Racing skis are usually a bit thinner.

If you are looking for a lot of snow, you want skis with a "fat" waist. Powder skis typically have a waist width of between 100 and 120mm, but can be even thicker.

Twin-Tip freestyle skis also tend to have a wider waist than alpine skis. I often see double edge skis with a waist between 90 and 100mm.

The brakes on a recreational ski are simply not wide enough for a powder ski. In that case, you want a wide brake linkage.

In order for the alpine ski binding to release at the right time, it must be set to the correct DIN position.

What does DIN ski binding mean?

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DIN is a standard for when your binding should and should not come loose when you ski.

Your ski binding will have a range of DIN numbers, which should be adjusted by a trained ski technician.Do not do this yourself unless you have received proper training!

Each binding will have a DIN range. Medium ski bindings typically have a DIN range of between 3 and 10. The higher the number, the more force is required before the binding will release the boot. Advanced skis designed for higher speeds will have a DIN range that goes even higher (16 or higher).

The ski shop or rental technician will decide which DIN ski binding configuration is right for you based on your height, weight, age, ski boot sole length and type of skier you are.

Type 1skiers are cautious skiers. This is usually beginner, but not exclusively. The links must be defined to accommodate a larger free space margin.

Type 2the skiers are average skiers, maintaining a balance between speed and stealth and aggressiveness. Type 2 skiers ski on varied terrain, including steep slopes, and they also ski at various speeds. The links must be defined to achieve a balanced compromise between release and retention.

type 3Skiers are aggressive skiers, skiing at high speed. The straps must be adjusted so that they do not come loose even in aggressive turns, on steep slopes with uneven snow. They still need to be launched in a crash, but will have a much tighter launch window than Types 1 and 2.

Elite skiers are sometimes referred to as Type 3+ skiers and may have bindings that accept DIN configurations, allowing for an even tighter margin of clearance and more retention.

To be honestwhen you answer the questions, so the ski shop technician can adjust the DIN setting to suit your body size and capacity. Your knees will thank you later when you land and the skis come out as they should.

(Video) How to Calculate the Release Setting for a Ski Binding

Any good ski shop technician will also check your bindings for errors and make aski binding release test, to see if the boots are removed, as they should.

DIN table of ski bindings

Here you can see the DIN configuration adjustment table.

Please note that this chart is here for informational purposes only and to provide insight into the data that certified ski technicians use to decide on the correct DIN configuration.

An experienced ski trainer will ask you to fill out a form to answer questions about your height, weight, etc. and use the numbers as a reference guide.



Skier measurements



Indicator Valor






boot solelength(mm)





≤ 230







≥ 351

Torque (Nm)

Forward lean (Nm)











































































≤ 148

≤ 4'10"




























































≥ 95

≥ 210

≥ 195

≥ 6'5"





































The skier code in this table is for type 1 skiers. You must increase the skier code by one (one line down) for type 2 skiers, by two for type 3 skiers.

An experienced ski technician will make additional adjustments if you are under 9 or over 50.

A little story about patterns:

SINCEis an acronym forGerman Institute for Standardization, which is the German standardization organization, which has developed the schemes for when you should and shouldn't release your ski bindings when skiing.

In later years, theInternational Organization for Standardization(THEY ARE LIKE THIS), released a similar standard, but most still refer to ski binding release settings as DIN.Alpine ski bindings fit ski boots with a sole shape defined by ISO 5355..

Most ski binding manufacturers follow these standards, although they often publish their own version. Some manufacturers follow theAmerican Society for Testing and Standards(ASTM) equivalent.

How often should you adjust your ski bindings?

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Ski bindings should be adjusted and checked for errors before every ski trip.

If you're going on a longer ski trip, check your bindings every 20 days.

Since the correct DIN setting depends on parameters, which are subject to change (such as age, weight, skill level, and boot sole length), you need to be up-to-date and honest about it.

Remember that if you're skiing in full body armor with a helmet, back protector, and a heavy backpack filled with camera gear, water, a thermos, energy bars, and a large snack, you're going to be heavier too. Not that I would, of course *cough cough*.

The point is that even small things can go a long way.difference,when it comes to adjusting your bindings.

This is what writes about it:


[…] it's not just a set it and forget it scenario.

“If you change anything in the height, weight, or length parameters of the boot, you'll want to re-evaluate [your bindings],” says Curtis.

There's not a lot of wiggle room, just 10 percent of the setup, which equates to the average man pulling out of his mooring 0.134 mph faster or slower.

“It's very specific,” says Anderson. "Within an environment, we expect the sole of the boot to loosen within a certain torque range."

The average beginner tap will break free of its tethers on a 6 or DIN setting between 194 and 271 Nm of torque, while the average advanced tap will break free of its tethers on an 8.5 setting between 271 and 380 Nm.


In other words, there isn't much room for error. Then let the professionals handle it.

Are ski bindings designed to be maintenance free?

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Most ski bindings are designed to be maintenance free. That doesn't mean they can't break or wear out.

Neither salt nor dirt are good for ski bindings. You can clean the bindings with a soft cloth or brush and let them dry in a warm, dry place so they don't rust.

Never use soap or detergents as they will remove important lubricants in the moving parts of the links.

You should always have your bindings checked by a certified ski technician before every ski trip.

Are ski bindings universal?

Yes, downhill (alpine) ski bindings and ski boots are universal.

This means that your alpine ski boots will fit all alpine ski bindings, regardless of manufacturer, because all alpine ski boots share the same sole shape as defined by ISO 5355.

If you're an adult with small feet and wear a junior size boot (up to mondopoint 22.5), make sure to use kids' laces as well. You cannot fit a junior ski boot into an adult size binding. However, you can fit an adult sized boot into a junior binding.

You can read more aboutworld puntosmiski boot sizesin this article:How to find the right ski boots when you have weird feet

Please also note that only alpine ski boots and ski bindings are compatible with each other. This means that you cannot wear alpine ski boots in an alpine ski binding, a telemark ski binding or a cross-country ski binding and vice versa.

Here you can view and download a printable DIN chart:

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I hope this can help you when you have to choose your next ski bindings. Which ski bindings do you prefer and why? Please let me know in the comment section below.


How do you know what binding size you need? ›

Your skis' waist width will determine the ski brake width (the distance between the two brake arms). For example, if your skis are 80mm wide at the waist, you will need bindings with a brake width of at least 80 mm and preferably no wider than 95 mm.

What setting should my ski bindings be? ›

DIN Setting Table
Weight in kgDIN Setting in relation to the sole length (in mm) of your ski boot
250251 – 270
22 – 251,751,50
26 – 302,252,00
31 – 352,752,50
12 more rows
Apr 24, 2019

How do you know if your bindings are too small? ›

Generally speaking four things I'd be looking for:
  1. Are straps long enough?
  2. Are you easily getting in and out of the base tray (is heelcup really jammed up against sides of boot?
  3. Is your toe too far over the end of the binding, even when you extend it out all the way?
  4. Can you center your boot over your board?
Dec 10, 2019

Do I want stiff or soft bindings? ›

Park riders usually lean towards a softer setup allowing them to press and flex their boards as needed. A rider that enjoys quick and aggressive turns may choose a stiff binding for optimal control.

Which binding is the best? ›


Also known as hardcover binding, this is by far the best binding technique you could pick. In fact, in the past, all major books were hard-bound. Basically, the inside pages are sewn together in sections. The sections are then glued to the end-papers which are finally glued to the cover's spine.

What are the two types of bindings? ›

Types of binding
  • Sewn binding. A strong, durable binding where inside pages are sewn together in sections. ...
  • Glued binding. Also known as Perfect binding. ...
  • PUR-glued. Content pages are glued with PUR glue, which offers superior adhesion. ...
  • Lay-flat binding. ...
  • Spiral.
  • Spiral. ...
  • Wire-o. ...
  • Saddle-stitched.

What angle do you tune ski edges? ›

For most recreational skiers a side edge angle of 90-88 degree and a base edge angle of 0,5 degree will be just fine. Just stick to the same edge angle each time, you tune your skis.

How do I make my bindings look tighter? ›

Start by sliding the heel piece back/forward one increment at a time, depending on whether the boot is too tight or too loose, and pressing the tab back down to secure the binding. Each time you do this reengage the boot back to the binding to identify how much forward pressure has changed.

Where should your weight be when turning on skis? ›

Stay centred on your skis

The bindings on the skis are usually set a bit back from the middle, so you need to lean forward to get your weight to the middle of the ski, pushing with your shins on the front of the ski boots, this position lets you transmits your inputs to the ski much better.

How tight should ski binding screws be? ›

In the case of ski binding mount screws set to about 45 inch-pounds and test on a couple of screws that are hand tightened. More torque might be required for metal top skis, and less for foam core with thin reinforcement plates.

Does weight matter for ski length? ›

Weight also plays a factor in deciding which skis you'll buy. A good rule of thumb is that, if you weigh less than the average for your height, you should opt for shorter skis. If you weigh more than average, you should opt for longer skis.

How wide is too wide for ski bindings? ›

You want your brake width to be at least as wide as the waist (the middle section) of your ski, but no more than 20 millimeters wider than that. So if your ski waist is 75 mm, then you want to purchase bindings with brakes in the 75- 95 mm range.

How tight should my bindings be? ›

Once you step into your binding, make sure your heel is snug against the highback, which supports your calf. Ratchet down the ankle strap first to set your heel into the binding and then fasten the toe strap. Your foot should feel snug and secure without pinching.

Why do my bindings keep coming loose? ›

Here are the main reasons why your snowboard bindings come loose: Binding screws are not cross threaded. Sometimes screws aren't tightened properly. Change of temperatures causes shrink and expansion.

How many years do ski bindings last? ›

The average length of time of ski binding indemnification is around 10-12 years but can vary based on the brand and model.

Should I lubricate my ski bindings? ›

Bindings do need lubrication. The factory lube lasts a long time in many, but I've seen both Marker and Rossi with the single pivot heel that are very stiff and need re-lubing. Getting the lube into the spots that need it can be difficult.

How can you tell if skis are bad? ›

5 Signs your skis got a bad tune
  1. They feel too sharp. Sharp edges are great, when done properly. ...
  2. Your skis don't want to start the turn. ...
  3. They don't grip at all, or grip too much. ...
  4. Ski feels slow and sticky. ...
  5. Feel a vibration under your skis.
Dec 13, 2014

What swing speed should use stiff? ›

What swing speed requires a stiff shaft? Golfers at driving speeds over 90 mph should generally use a stiff shaft. Under 90 mph should probably use a regular shaft.

Do pros use stiff or extra stiff? ›

Most professional golfers use Extra Stiff Flex clubs, so unless you're headed to Augusta National sometime soon, you likely don't need one. But, if your average club head speed is 110 miles per hour or more and you're consistently hitting with a distance of around 270 yards, an Extra Stiff Flex staff could be for you.

Should I play stiff or extra stiff? ›

If you're swinging the driver above 105 mph, it might be time to get some X stiff shafts in your set. Stiff – This range is still considered fast, but you most likely won't be out on Tour anytime soon. If you're between 97 and 104 mph with the driver, you need a stiff flex.

What should you not bind with? ›

Don't bind with plastic wrap, duct-tape, or bandages. These are associated with increased negative symptoms. Duct tape can damage your skin, and bandages may tighten as you move. You might feel a rush to start binding or lack the resources to purchase a commercial binder, but it isn't worth putting your health at risk.

How many times a week should you bind? ›

The maximum amount of time you should wear a binder is about eight hours and NEVER sleep with your binder on. Some recommend finding time in your schedule where you are comfortable taking binder breaks for one or two days per week during downtime.

What are the three types of binding? ›

What Are The Different Types Of Binding?
  • Plastic comb binding - Common form of binding, cheap and easy to do.
  • Wire binding - Similar to comb binding, but uses metal wire & looks more professional.
  • Slide binders - Cheap, quick & easy to use. ...
  • Thermal binding - Uses heat to bind pages.
Dec 17, 2015

Does it matter what bindings I get? ›

A good pair of bindings will allow you to control your board with ease, keep your feet comfortable and absorb vibrations. It's important to think about what style of snowboarding you prefer, the terrain you will be tackling and the board/boots you currently use when choosing bindings.

Do bindings really make a difference? ›

Bindings are just as important as the rest. They are your direct connection to the board, they transfer your energy to it and return this energy if need be. Bindings maximise control, comfort and precision, they are a key component that can enhance your riding experience or literally ruin your day if picked wrong.

Are 3 pin bindings still used? ›

The three pin is the oldest of the five bindings and still used by some skiers. (Editor Note: We have a pair of wooden skis and leather boots to match with four pin bindings we still use; these relics are pre-three pin.) But for most touring purposes it has been replaced by more modern designs.

How long does it take to get bindings adjusted? ›

It usually takes a day or two to get your bindings installed and adjusted on your skis.

How do you adjust the forward pressure on a ski binding? ›

To adjust your forward pressure, use the levers on the toe and heel piece to slide the piece along the rail until the marker aligns with the shell size of your boot.

Can you adjust ski bindings for bigger boots? ›

There may come a point that you'll want to adjust your ski bindings more than just changing your DIN setting. For example, if you get larger boots, you'll have to adjust the bindings to accommodate the new length.

How far forward should you lean when skiing? ›

You only need to lean forwards enough to put your centre of gravity over the middle of the ski. The reason that this has become a myth is that one of the most common mistakes made by people learning to ski, is that they lean back, and that instructors are always telling them to lean forwards.

Do you wax or sharpen skis first? ›

Waxing your skis is the best way to protect them and keep them performing at their peak. It's important to wax your skis after completing base repair and edge work, as well as throughout the ski season to ensure your skis glide smoothly.

How do you adjust the heels on a ski binding? ›

Step 1: Place the toe of the shoe in the toe piece. Step 2: Use the rear adjustment screw on the heel piece to position the heel piece so the shoe fits into the binding. Step 3: Place the shoe into the binding and check the position of the adjustment screw in the heel piece. With this you adjust the forward pressure.

How do you adjust ski bindings for shoe size? ›

However, if you're finding it difficult to slide the boot into place, you'll going to need to adjust your bindings either wider or smaller to fit your boots. For this, use a screwdriver to adjust the toe piece by simply turning the screwdriver anticlockwise to loosen it, or clockwise to tighten it.

Why are Look bindings so good? ›

Look's Pivot has a reputation for excellence even in the relatively homogeneous realm of Alpine bindings, thanks to its outstanding durability and its remarkable 40mm lateral travel (toe) and 28mm elastic travel (heel)—said to be the longest of any binding on the market.

Should you lean back when skiing? ›

Don't lean back

There is a common misconception that one should lean back whilst powder skiing but in fact while it is important to keep the tips from sinking, leaning back makes It much harder to turn effectively.

Is a 180 or 360 harder on skis? ›

A 180 is easier to do but then you are going backwards which is probably why they said a 360 is easier but when you are just learning you should be doing them at very low speed or even static, There's not really much difference between the two all you do is spin with a bit more force to get the 360.

Can I adjust ski bindings yourself? ›

First things first: you don't have to see a professional every time you want to adjust your ski binding. A little knowledge about the function of a ski binding provided, you can easily adjust it yourself. What you need to understand is how the binding works, which DIN setting you need, and how to calculate it.

How many times can you drill skis for bindings? ›

Most professionals would recommend not remounting a ski more than 3 times.

What body type is best for skiing? ›

You're in luck if you're "tallish, but not tall," and "lean, but not runner lean," according to Downing. "Think a muscular runner, but not weight-room muscular." Aside from the obvious ability to manage fear, downhill skiers bring unique physical qualities to a sport that is essentially a controlled fall.

Should older skiers use shorter skis? ›

The older you are the shorter your skis should be. Not because you are older but because there is a correlation between age and a general decline in strength, fitness level, durability and reflex speed. If you are more interested in balance and speed control than you are in speed you want to consider a shorter ski.

Should you buy ski clothes a size bigger? ›

Choose a ski wear in the same size as a jacket you wear daily. Wearing a smaller size will give you stiff shoulder where larger size will have ski poles tangled into sleeves causing you to fall. Go one size up if you are going to wear thermal inner wear or sweater to keep you warm.

What size binding do I need for size 10 boot? ›

There are a few cross over sizes, so if you have a size 10 boot, you will probably be able to fit into a Medium or a Large binding.

Do bindings fit all shoe sizes? ›

Generally, bindings come off with three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large – each corresponding to a range of shoe sizes. However, be aware that these sizes aren't universal across brands. That's why you should always check out a size guide to see which size corresponds to your boots.

What is a 4.5 binding? ›

Marker's new 4.5 Junior bindings offer high-level features like the 4-linkage Jr toe and Compact Jr 2 heel to the very youngest of skiers, allowing them to easily step in and out of the binding on their own. Apart from that the binding provides great riding safety and always enough pressure on the edge.

How important is binding size? ›

Getting the right size snowboard bindings is really important. Bindings are the connection between you and the snowboard. They transfer the energy from your muscles into the snowboard to tell it what to do. Whether you get the right or wrong size will affect the effectiveness and efficiency of that energy transfer.

Should my boot hang over my binding? ›

Are we saying that you should have overhang, even with bare feet? Yes. You will need overhang to be able to apply leverage to your edges and to get the most out of your board. 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch of boot overhang for both toe and heel is ideal, and will not create problematic toe or heel drag.

How many inches of binding do I need? ›

Fold strips in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press. The entire length of your binding should be equal to the perimeter of the quilt plus 15 to 20 inches. Using a Binding Tool makes the process even easier!

Can any size ski boot fit any binding? ›

Not all ski boots are compatible with all ski bindings. Using a setup with non-compatible components increases the probability that your skis will not release properly, creating the potential for serious injury. That's why it is important to make sure your ski boots and bindings are compatible and safe.

Are stiff or soft bindings better? ›

A stiff binding provides quick response and control, whereas a soft binding is more forgiving or slow in its response.

How do you know if bindings fit? ›

The heel should fit snugly in the binding. A properly fit binding should allow the boot to flex, but not sway. If you have comfortable boots, and the bindings securely grip your boots with no extra play, then you have a good match.

What happens if my din is too high? ›

If the DIN number is set too high, your boot will remain in the binding too long. Either of these scenarios is extremely dangerous. You can launch out of your bindings in the middle of a turn, or you can twist your ankle and knee unnaturally as you fall. The setting needs to be accurate and fitting to you as a skier.

How tight should binding bolts be? ›

Screw Torque

Just like the oil filter in your car, tighten till snug and go 1/4 to 1/2 turn more. Not following this guideline is another large component of why screws strip out. It's also what causes that damage in the core of your snowboard; mainly the dimples that you notice when waxing your board.

What does DIN mean for ski bindings? ›

DIN, short for Deutsches Institut für Normung (German Institute for Standardization), is the industry-adopted scale of release force settings for ski bindings.

How do you tell left from right ski? ›

Skis typically aren't designated for the right or left foot. Sometimes ski shops mount and test your bindings using a specific left or right boot and may mark skis right or left. Make sure the heel pieces of the ski bindings are pushed down.


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